Backroads vs Thai Marano Travel - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

amazing experience

5.0 May 2019
J
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Once again Backroads came through with another amazing experience for my family... Thank you Backroads for delivering on the value-added proposition of a private trip!

Tour Backroads Company Reviews

Outstanding

5.0 March 2019
T
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Outstanding. Our group has taken annual trips with different tour companies. While we insist on quality, we also look for value. This tour gets an A+ on both counts, thus we'll be looking to Backroads first for our next tour. The performance of Backroads, its leaders and support staff were far better than anything we've ever seen before.
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Tour Backroads Company Reviews

Our guides were fabulous

5.0 March 2019
R
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our guides were fabulous. Everything was taken care of and every request was met instantly. There was someone at every corner to show the way and always a bottle of cold water ready for us. The food was great and the accommodations were wonderful... Backroads could not have done a better job. Thanks.
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Tour Backroads Company Reviews

Tours 25 Trips 3 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 686 $ 120
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level Standard Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Cycling
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Budget
Headquarters Berkeley, California, US Bangkok, Thailand
Year Established 1979 2000
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A English, Mandarin, Portuguese, German, Russian, French, Italian
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    About Backroads

    Founded in 1979, Backroads has mushroomed from a small regional bike touring company in the western U.S. and Canada to an international powerhouse in the world of organized active travel. Now offering a mix of biking, walking and hiking, multisport and “insider” tours – including many suitable for families – Backroads leads active tours in more than 60 destinations on five continents, 45 countries and territories, four Canadian provinces, and 18 U.S. states.

     In 2015 alone, Backroads will offer more than 2,500 scheduled departures with more than 180 different itineraries. Destinations range from the California Wine Country to the Pampas of Patagonia and the hill country of Thailand. Nearly 400 different trip leaders are employed worldwide – with three leaders for each tour --  and trips are never subcontracted to other operators. Backroads also provides two support vans for their tours, so you don’t have to wait for just one van to show up.

     Another big plus from Backroads is that tours offer multiple daily options, allowing you to choose among several designed routes and to travel at your own pace. You can also help choose your own traveling companions – perhaps with adult travelers, or families with young kids or teenagers, or other solo travelers, or with your own private group. Lodging is high quality.

    Backroads is best known for its biking tours, appropriate since founder Tom Hale – who still runs the business – helped plan the company while on a 5,000-mile solo bike trip of his own throughout the West. Backroads now has 5,500 high-quality bikes available for its tours, including electric-assist bikes that give you a boost when you have to climb certain hills. 


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